Grants Officer Duties
Highly responsible professional work within the Office for
Sponsored Programs involved in approving the application for
external funding at the university.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies funding sources and analyzes the specific research
areas and interests of faculty members to provide information
regarding external funding opportunities; advises faculty
Assists faculty and staff in proposal development and
preparation by interpreting agency philosophy, policies,
regulations and guidelines.
Review and approves all sponsored proposals for UGA and UGARF.
Supervises work of Grants Specialists.
Independently negotiates research and other contracts on behalf
of UGA and UGARF.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, with
extensive experience in the area of grant/contract negotiations,
preferably in the central research administration in an
educational institution; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques
used in grant preparation, coordination, and implementation.
Considerable knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
pertaining to external funding.
Ability to participate in the evaluation and analyses of
existing techniques and procedures and to assist in devising new
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with university personnel, state and federal
agencies and private organizations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to prepare and deliver informational lectures on subject